Indonesian authorities issue 'Red Warning' to airlines after Mt.Agung emits smoke reaching 13,000 ft
Nov 26, Bali: Indonesian authorities have issued a 'Red Warning' to international Airlines flying over the tourist island of Bali due a volcanic explosion which may occur soon after Mount Agung emitted a thick plume of smoke reaching 4,000m (13,100 feet).
This is the second major emission from the Indonesian island volcano this week, and flights have been disrupted.
The red warning means an eruption is forecast to be imminent, with significant emission of ash, which damages plane engines is likely.
Authorities have also begun distributing masks in some areas as ash falls.Bali is a major tourist destination, although the main resorts of Kuta and Seminyak are about 70km (43 miles) from the volcano.
The island's main airport is for now operating normally, but some airlines have cancelled flights.
The Oslo Times International News Network